After back-to-back games of offensive frustration, the York Revolution's bats finally woke up Thursday night to avoid getting swept by the Long Island Ducks.
York pounded out 14 hits in its 8-4 win at Bethpage Ballpark to claim the final game in the three-game set.
It didn't take long for the Revs (10-16) to get to Ducks' starter Matt Larkings. York struck for three runs in the top of the first on a three-run homer by Michael Burgess. That gave Revs' starting pitcher Ty'Relle Harris a nice cushion to work with. While he did give up a run in the bottom half of the frame, he made the early run support hold up.
York made it 6-1 in the top of the third with another three-run inning, first with Isaias Tejeda doubling home a run and then Burgess bringing in two more one batter later. The Revs added to their advantage with Tejeda's second RBI of the day in the fourth, but Harris gave the run right back to Long Island (12-15) in the bottom half of the frame.
York rounded out its offense with a sacrifice fly by Jared Mitchel in the top of the fifth to make it 8-2. The Ducks countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the Revs' lead to 8-4, but that was all the scoring. Both teams' bullpens were lights out the rest of the way.
Harris picked up the win, allowing the four earned runs on five hits in five innings, walking six and striking out three. Michael Click, Chase Huchingson, Jarret Martin and Brad Allen combined to pitch four innings of scoreless ball, only allowing two walks.
Burgess finished the night with five RBIs, while Tejeda had two. Jose Constanza, Ryan Dent and Tejeda each led York with three hits.
The Revs will now head to Sugar Land for a three-game weekend series against the Skeeters beginning on Friday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. at Constellation Field.